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Week of July 11th, 1969 – 50th Anniversary News Series

Week of July 11, 1969

50th Anniversary News | Saratoga Springs, NY

series by Mary Flanagan, Associate Real Estate Broker & lifelong Saratogian

519 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY: Currently home to Roohan Realty and other local businesses, this historic building served as the city's movie theater for forty years from 1938 to 1978.

519 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY: Currently home to Roohan Realty and other local businesses, this historic building was actually a movie theater for forty years (1938-1978).

2019 marks Roohan Realty’s 50th year in business! We would like to take you back to 1969 and share what was happening in the news – locally and nationally. We’ve been having a great time reading old newspapers and hope you enjoy seeing the historic Roohan Realty connections as much as we do. Community involvement and public service have been ingrained in our business from the very beginning – a commitment that continues today. Check back every Thursday for a fresh flashback to 1969!

1. Raceway Entries for July 11, 1969

raceway entries saratoga race course july 11, 1969

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2. Adirondack Trust New VP

William T. Ashton is named Vice President of the Adirondack Trust Company, succeeding the late Charles W. Brackett who has served as a director since 1949. Ashton is President of  Ashton Companies Inc. and Ashton Fuel. He is also chairman of the board of the Saratoga Springs Community Hotel Corp., VP and member of the Board of Managers of the Saratoga Hospital, VP and director of the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, and vice chairman of the Captial District Regional Planning Commission:

3. Former French Teacher Turned Principal

Robert LeCours, chairman of Saratoga Springs High School’s language department, will become the school’s new principal:

4. Turning Point for the Turning Point

The Turning Point Country Store – which sells gifts, specialty foods, maple products and candies – is celebrating its grand opening: 

5. Mortgage Rates!

Note the attractive mortgage rate advertised

6. Sunday Fun

It’s Sunday Funday at A&W!

7. Goodbye Britten: Newspaperwoman, Historian & 1955 Woman of the Year

Evelyn Barrett Britten, Saratoga Springs Historian, newspaperwoman, civic leader and former Woman of the Year (1955), passes away at the age of 78:


8. “What about a little sugar in his gas tank?”

The Community Theater is showing Winning (1969) starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward:



mary beth flanaganMary Flanagan is an Associate Real Estate Broker at Roohan Realty with over 30 years of experience as a licensed REALTOR® specializing in residential real estate. A lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs, NY, Mary is extremely knowledgeable about not only Saratoga’s real estate market, but also its history and the community as a whole. She is an active board member for Racing City Rotary Club and U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, and served on the Saratoga Springs Zoning Board of Appeals from 1994 to 2004. In her free time, Mary enjoys researching and writing about Saratoga’s history; she authored Roohan Realty’s Saratoga Centennial blog series in 2015 and is currently working on an Anniversary News series to commemorate our company’s 50th year in business this year (2019). View Mary’s bio & current listings

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